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The 1000 plants (oneKP or 1KP) initiative is an international multi-disciplinary consortium generating large-scale gene sequencing data for over 1000 species of plants. Major supporters include Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education, Musea Ventures (Somekh Family Foundation), Beijing Genomics Institute in Shenzhen (BGI-Shenzhen), Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF-iCORE Strategic Chair), iPlant Tree-of-Life (iPToL) Grand Challenge, and WestGrid Compute-Calcul. Sample collection was determined by a series of overlapping sub-projects with scientific objectives that could be addressed by sequencing multiple plant species (see links to left). As more collaborators joined 1KP, however, the objectives evolved and are now exemplified by the diverse collection of papers described in the links below.


Many companion papers have already been published and a final capstone paper is planned for 2014.

Catalog of manuscripts in progress.

Description of final capstone paper.


Limited access to the sequence is provided, in advance of publication, through a BLAST search portal.

BLAST access into transcriptomes.

Table of sequenced plant samples.



Enterprise and Advanced EducationMusea Ventures

Alberta Innovates Technology FuturesBGI-Shenzhen

iPlant Collaborative WestGrid Compute Calcul